Curating in Milledgeville
Shannon Morris, museum curator at Georgia College, (pictured below on the left with artist Michel Varisco) is a dynamic force who thrives on the challenges associated with curating exhibitions in a rural setting.
Recently, on her blog, she described her process:
The curation of an exhibition is simply the visualization of ideas. Ideas are everywhere. I read. I look at everything -- on the streets, in parks, while shopping, as I am thumbing through my favorite magazines etc. I talk a lot too. Sometimes I iron out an idea by holding a friend captive to my ramblings. And I listen, selectively. That is how I 'come up' with the ideas for the exhibitions I curate.
Currently she is working on an exciting show scheduled to open at GCSU Museum on January 28th and continue through May 10th, 2010. The themes she is exploring include humanity’s relationship to the landscape. To convey her ideas she has chosen artworks from Annie Kammerer Butrus, Cynthia Farnell, Donna Mintz and Michel Varisco. All of the works will in some way relay the cultural metamorphosis that takes place as the landscape is altered.
In the next few months I'll share more about Shannon (she was Amanda Talley's roommate at SCAD) as well as details about the exhibit, but for now I just wanted to let everyone know about the upcoming opportunity to see these artists' work in Milledgeville, Georgia.
Credits: Photo at top via Explore Georgia shows the Georgia College campus; shown second is a piece from Annie Kammerer Butrus' Peach Tree Trail series.
Image four shows a small detail of Donna Mintz' sculptural installation comprised of glass artifacts unearthed during a 2007 drought at Lake Lanier. For the winter show, Shannon and Donna plan to install a denser assemblage of glass pieces in the two story windows that flank both sides of the museum's gallery doors. Shannon is anxious to see the beautiful reflections they create.